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WINTER 1990 


N O. 2 

UNH Graduates Celebrate Commencement Day 

Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly stresses civic responsibility during address 

Using the recent move toward 
democracy in Eastern Europe as a 
stirring example of the "simple, 
fundamental human desire to be 
free," Connecticut Congresswoman 
Barbara B. Kennelly (D-1) urged 
graduates at UNH's winter Com- 
mencement, held January 21, to 
"jump in" to the democratic process 
in this country. Kennelly, principal 
speaker at the ceremony, said: "If the 
people of Eastern Europe can change 
the most desperate of situations, then 
certainly we can fine-tune our 
democracy. But that can happen 
only with your help - only if you 
participate, if you get involved, if 
you act." 

Nearly 625 men and women 
received associate's, bachelor's and 
master's degrees during the two-hour 
event, while more than 2500 of their 
friends and relatives looked on. 

Kennelly, who was awarded an 
honorary doctor of laws degree 
following her 
address, spoke 
movingly of the 
startling changes 
that have occurred 
in Eastern Europe 
in recent months. 
She told the 
audience that she 
had visited the 
area just before 
Christmas and said 
that seeing the 
changes firsthand 
"was even more 
dramatic" than 
watching them 
unfold on the 
television news. 

"These people 
have quite literally 
walked out of the 
Communist camp," 
she stated. What 
were the reasons 

for their action? "Certainly, Mikhail 
Gorbachev's policies of economic 
restructuring and political opeimess 
did much to create the cUmate" for 
change. "But... we, the people of the 
United States and the system of 
democratic government we have 
successfully maintained for more 
than two centuries, were the 
inspiration. We set the example. 
We provided the model. " 

Kennelly called on the United 
States to help the nations of Eastern 
Europe as they struggle to implement 
democracy and concluded with a 
reminder that democracy involves 
not only right but responsibilities. 
"Now that you have earned your 
degrees," she said, "1 hope and pray 
that, with all the responsibilities life 
today entails, you will consider 
increasing in your lives some very 
fundamental responsibilities - your 
obligations as citizens." 

In addition to Kennelly, five others 

Some 625 men and women received their degrees during the university's winter Com- 
mencement held in the North Campus gymnasium on Sunday, January 21. More than 
2500 friends and relatives turned out to applaud the graduates and enjoy the festivities 

received honorary degrees. (See story 
on page 2.) 

Commencement exercises, over 
which Norman 1. Botwinik, chairman 
of the UNH Board of Governors, 
presided, included the conferral by 
President Phillip Kaplan of nearly 
245 undergraduate and approxi- 
mately 380 graduate degrees in arts 
and sciences; business; engineering; 
hotel, restaurant and tourism 
administration; and professional 

Other participants included the 
provost and vice provost, who 
assisted with the honorary degrees; 
the deans of the university's six 
schools, who presented the degree 
candidates, and Francis Schneiders 
(A.S. '54), president of Enthone, 
Inc., and head of the UNH Alumni 
Association, who welcomed the 
graduates into the alumni 
Sister Patricia Rooney, R.S.M., 

director of alumni 
relations, gave the 
invocation; the 
benediction was 
given by the Rev. 
Biagio Cretella of 
St. Paul's Cathohc 
Church in West 
Haven. Music was 
provided by the 
West Haven Civic 
Ensemble, and the 
university's new 
Alma Mater was 
sung for the first 
time at a gradu- 
ation ceremony. 
Toni Blood, UNH 
public relations 
director, led the 
audience in the 
singing. A recep- 
tion in the Student 
Center followed 
the exercises. 


David Halberstam 

Hon. Barbara Bailey Kennelly 

Georges Claude May 

Honorary Degree Recipients 

In addition to the new graduates who received their 
degrees during the January 21 Commencement exercises, 
the university awarded honorary degrees to six outstand- 
ing individuals. Doctor of Humane Letters degrees were 
presented to Journalist David Halberstam, Yale University 
Professor Georges Claude May and Architect Cesar Pelli 
while Doctor of Laws degrees were presented to Former 
New Haven Mayor Biagio DiLieto, Connecticut Congress- 
woman Barbara Bailey Kennelly and Businessman 
Fenmore Roger Seton. The degrees were presented by 
Frederick G. Fischer, vice president for finance, and 
Caroline Dinegar, associate provost. 

Biagio DiLieto is the former mayor 
of the City of New Haven, having 
served in that post for the past 10 
years. A 1963 graduate of UNH and 
the recipient of the 1989 Distin- 
guished Alumnus Award, DiLieto 
was a member of the UNH board of 
governors during 1971-72. His 29- 
year career in law enforcement 
culminated in his appointment as 
New Haven Chief or Police in 1971. 

Cesar Pelli 

Fenmore Roger Seton 

David Halberstam is widely 
recognized as a journalist and com- 
mentator on contemporary America. 
A former staff member of the New 
York Times and contributing editor to 
Harper's magazine, he was the 
recipient of numerous literary 
awards among them a Pulitzer prize 
for international reporting in 1964. 
His major literary works include The 
Noblest Roman, The Powers That Be 
and The Best and The Brightest. 

Congresswoman Barbara Bailey 
Kennelly has represented the First 
District of Connecticut since 1982. 
She serves on the House Ways and 
Means Committee's subcommittees 
on Select Revenue Measures and 
Human Resources and is a member 
of the House Permanent Select Com- 
mittee on InteUigence, the first 
woman ever to serve on that body. 
She was previously a member of the 
Hartford Common Council and 

Secretary of the State of Connecticut. 

Georges Claude May is the 
Sterling Professor of French at Yale 
University, a position he has held 
since 1971. Formerly dean of Yale 
College and provost of Yale Univer- 
sity, May has authored numerous 
publications. His professional and 
community affiliations include serving 
on the board of directors of the Ameri- 
can Council of Learned Societies. 

Architect Cesar Pelli is the principal 
of Cesar Pelli & Associates, a New 
Haven-based firm he established in 
1977. A fellow of the American 
Institute of Architects, he is both a 
practitioner and a teacher of architec- 
ture. He served as dean of the Yale 
School of Architecture from 1977 to 
1984. His designs may be found 
throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

Fenmore Roger Seton, former 
president of Seton Name Plate 
Corporation, is a long-standing 
member of the university's board of 
governors. In addition to his work as 
an entrepreneur, Seton has also ad- 
dressed the needs of the less fortu- 
nate, particularly children. He has 
held numerous posts with civic and 
professional organizations, including 
that of president of Rehabilitation 



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Bartels Fellow Emphasizes Corporate Integrity 

What does it take to succeed in 
business? Two things (apart from 
hard work and perhaps a httle luck), 
says Samuel Curtis Johnson, 
chairman of SC Johnson & Son, Inc. 
and the university's fall 1989 
Distinguished Bartels Fellow: good 
corporate citizenship and consistent 
quality in both people and products. 

Speaking on "The Perils and 
Opportunities of International 
Business" before an audience of 
nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and 
members of the regional business 
community, Johnson, leader of one of 
the nation's largest privately held 
corporations, said that his company's 
philosophy of doing business is, "Be a 
good corporate citizen in every place 
in which you operate." 

"We believe," he said, "that our 
employees are our most important 
asset" and that treating them fairly 
and compassionately has been a 
major factor in the continued success 
of SC Johnson. Moreover, he said, his 
firm insists not only on hiring local 
employees but also on recruiting local 
citizens to make up a majority of the 
board of directors in each of the 45 
countries where SC Johnson operates. 

Johnson began his talk by outlining 
the growth of "the family enterprise" 
from a small 19th century vendor of 
floor wax to a multinational 

Some 300 people attended the second 
Bartels Fellowship lecture given by Samuel 
Curtis Johnson, chairman of SC Johnson & 
Son, Inc. 

conglomerate with more than 13,000 
employees and over $3 billion in 
sales. Then, moving to the primary 
topic of his presentation, Johnson 
listed what he considers to be some of 
the difficulties, as well as the opportu- 
nities, of international business. In 
the former category, he mentioned 

natural disasters, coups d'etat and 
violence (kidnappings, anti-Ameri- 
can actions, etc.). To help over- 
come at least the latter two of these 
perils, Johnson advised a policy of 
strict neutrality in foreign politics. 

Turning to opportunities, 
Johnson said these include: technol- 
ogy transfer, economic interde- 
pendence, cultural exchanges, and 
management development. Multi- 
nationals like SC Johnson are a 
"positive force for peace" around 
the world, he said. 

The lecture, which took place in 
the auditorium of Dodds Hall, was 
the culmination of a day-long visit 
to campus, where Johnson also par- 
ticipated in undergraduate classes 
in the School of Business and 
lunched with students and invited 

The Bartels Fellowship has been 
established at the university to 
bring to the campus, on a regular 
basis, persons of national stature 
and prominence in the fields of 
business and public service. The 
primary goal of the fellowship is to 
broaden the horizons of under- 
graduate students and enable them, 
in an open and informal atmos- 
phere, to gain exposure to the 
ethics and dynamics of those areas 
of endeavor. 

New Programs Offered for Executives/Teachers 

Three new programs have been 
established to meet the needs of 
corporate execs, teachers and public 
safety practitioners through the 
university's School of Professional 
Studies and Continuing Education. 

Two of the new entities, a Safety, 
Health and Environmental Institute 
and an Institute for Teacher Develop- 
ment, have been set up through the 
school's Division of Corporate and 
Professional Development. 

The Safety, Health and Environ- 
mental Institute of Connecticut 
(S/H/E) is a joint effort of UNH and 
DTA, Inc., a specialized consulting 
firm headquartered in Mystic, CT, 
that provides training to organiza- 
tions on safety and environmental 
issues. This institute offers full- and 
half-day seminars and workshops on 
topics in industrial hygiene, spill 
reporting, accident investigations. 

hazardous waste and SARA reporting. 

Faculty include UNH instructors as 
well as Edward L. Tapley, president of 
DTA, Inc., and Isabelle (Dbby 
Davidson, vice president. 

The Institute for Teacher Develop- 
ment, under the direction of Charles 
Vigue, professor of biology and 
environmental science, provides 
secondary school professionals with 
the training they need to fulfill 
state-mandated requirements for 
continued certification. Among the 
courses offered to date are "What is 
Radioactivity and Radiation?," 
"America and the World," "Geometry 
from an Algebraic Perspective," "The 
Immune System and AIDS," and 
"Genetics and Molecular Biology I." 

For information, call Martha Fox, 
director, Division of Corporate and 
Professional Development, 932-7254 
or 932-7081. 

Meanwhile, additional programs 
are available through the Center for 
Public Safety, an independently- 
funded unit of UNH estabUshed in 
1988 to serve as a bridge between the 
academic community and the needs 
of public safety practitioners. The 
center provides high-quaUty semi- 
nars and workshops for both experi- 
enced professionals and students. 
Faculty include many full-time and 
adjunct professors of the university. 

The center also offers workshops 
and training programs at off-campus 
locations. Among the topic areas 
regularly covered are "Arson 
Investigation," "Management of 
Limited Resources," "Terrorism," 
"Personnel Management" and 
"Hazardous Materials Safety." 

For information, contact Frederick 
Mercilliott, director. Center for Public 
Safety, 932-7424. 


Homecoming Revelers Hail New King and Queen 

Homecoming on the UNH campus is 
always a fun-filled event, and this 
year's festivities w^ere no exception. 
On Friday, October 6, more than 
150 students turned out for the 
traditional pep rally held just 
outside Maxcy Hall. 

Students, faculty and staff, as well 
as alumni judges, had fun checking 
out the 10 banners entered in the 
Banner Contest by student organiza- 
tions and meeting this year's candi- 
dates for Homecoming King and 
Queen. By night's end, the American 
Society of Civil Engineers had won 
first place for their banner entry; 
the Black Student Union and the 
Aviation Club were the second- and 
third-place winners. 

Day Two found the Homecoming 
revelers enjoying brunch under the 
tent set up on the main grounds 
outside Maxcy Hall, in spite of bitter 
cold temperatures. A minority 
alumni forum held in the Student 
Center Lounge was also underway. 

Then came the event everyone was 
waiting for — the Homecoming 
Parade. With five floats, the banners, 
and the Homecoming King and 
Queen and their court waving to 
onlookers, marchers made their way 

Homecoming King and Queen Keith Dudzinski and Denise Callan drew cheers from the 
crowds as they made their way to the North Campus with their court entourage in tow 
during the traditional Homecoming Parade held Saturday. October 7. 

to the North Campus where they 
were greeted by still more crowds of 
well wishers. 

The Phi Sigma Sorority garnered 
first prize for their float entry while 
second and third prizes went to the 
Fire Science Club and Zeta Beta Tau 

Later that afternoon, UNH reigned 
victorious when they beat Wofford 
College of South Carohna 41-13 on 
the gridiron. During the game. 

Fullback Keith McCoy rushed for a 
career best 113 yards including a 66 
yard touchdown while Tailback 
Charles Hill tied a school record for 
rushing touchdowns in a game. Hill 
scored three touchdowns that day, 
much to the delight of Charger fans 
who roared their approval from the 
stands. The UNHers capped the 
day's events in high spirits at a 
victory reception held on the North 
Campus before they decided to call it 
a day and head for home. 

Quarterback Jay McLucas is ready for action 
during the Homecoming game. 

More than 150 students participated in Homecoming festivities which included a pep rally, 
parade, football game and victory reception. 


UNH cheerleaders, left, had plenty to cheer 
about during the Parents Weekend football 
game when the Chargers trounced Virginia 
Union University 62-25. Below, a family 
enjoys a bite to eat under the yellow and 
white stripe tent set up outside the gymna- 
sium just prior to game time 

Parents Weekend Festivities A Hit 

A knockout football game, good food, 
rousing music and a first-ever Casino 
Night were among the highhghts of 
the fifth annual Parents Weekend 
held at UNH November 3 and 4. 

An informal reception for parents 
and students sponsored by the School 
of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 
Administration in the Student Center 
Lounge kicked off the festivities 
Friday evening at 8 p.m. Sports 
enthusiasts also had the opportunity 
to check out the opening games of the 
New England Collegiate Volleyball 
Championships, held on the campus. 

Registration, the second day of the 
volleyball playoffs, a parents associa- 
tion meeting and visits with the 
academic deans and faculty were on 
the roster for Saturday morning. By 
noon, parents and students were 
gearing up for the traditional Parents 
Weekend football game, munching 
on picnic fare under a yellow and 
white striped tent set up on the North 
Campus and swaying to the old time 
music of the Clam Diggers band. 

After UNH walloped Virginia 
Union University 62-25 on Dodds 
Field (and the women's volleyball 
team beat the University of Lowell 
2-0 in their championship match), the 
hometeam and onlookers revved up 
to celebrate in style at a post-game 
reception hosted by President Phillip 

Later that evening, families had 
their choice of entertainment. The 
first-ever Casino Night, sponsored by 
the Day Student Government, proved 
especially popular as amateur 

gamblers used play money to test 
their luck at the roulette wheel and 
black jack tables and win chances for 
raffle prizes. (Raffle proceeds went 
toward UNH's general scholarship 
fund.) And in Dodds Hall Audito- 
rium, the UNH Theatre Department 
presented the Bertolt Brecht play A 
Man's A Man to an enthusiastic 

UNH Alumnus Provides 
Special Gift 

When the university's Office of 
Development and Alumni 
Relations put together a 70th 
anniversary gift list for UNH 
earlier this year, Al Nicholson, B.S. 
'65, E.M.B.A. '78, was the first to 
respond. Nicholson, a member of 
the university's Board of Gover- 
nors and an avid sports fan, 
purchased a Sercom Max-2 sport 
unit for WNHU-88.7 FM, the 
university's radio station. One of 
the newest types of equipment of 
its kind. General Manager Bruce 
Avery said that the unit greatly 
improves the quality of the 
station's broadcasting signal, 
enabling the university to air UNH 
sporting events held both on and 

off campus (see story on p. 9 re: 
programming firsts). 

The gift has already benefited 
UNH. Recently, the station 
received the prestigious 
Connecticut Associated Press 
Award in the Division 4 sports 
category. Senior Charles 
Ballaro, a communication major 
and an intern with the sports 
department of Channel 8, won 
the competition for his "play by 
play" coverage of the UNH vs. 
Towson State University 
football game held at Dodds 
Field on September 9. During 
the second home game of the 
season, the Chargers trounced 
their opponents 9-5. 


Flight Training 



As a youngster growing up on Long 
Island, not far from Kennedy Airport, 
Adam Berger always wanted to fly. 
His father, who traveled frequently 
on business, often brought him model 
planes, books and maps as souvenirs. 
By the time he was in high school, he 
could identify practically every 
aircraft that landed at the airport. 

Today, Berger is pursuing his love 
of flying as one of 16 students en- 
rolled in the university's recently 
expanded flight training program. 
Students may now receive full flight 
instruction at the newly-established 
UNH Flight Operations Center at 
Tweed New Haven Airport. UNH 
offers an associate's degree in avia- 
tion science and a bachelor's degree 
in air transportation management, 
and is the only university from New 
Hampshire to New Jersey to provide 
its own flight training. 

"The unique thing about this 
program is that we are training 
professional jet pilots," said Flight 
Director Richard Penn, a former Air 
Force jet fighter pilot. "Many stu- 
dents in other programs intend to be 
professional pilots, too, but they often 
have that little airplane' point of 
view because that is what they are 
familiar with." 

Other advantages are the cost- 
effectiveness and convenience of the 
program. Before the Flight Opera- 
tions Center opened in the fall, 
students had to arrange their own 
flight time with non-university 
instructors at area airports, often at 
high rates. 

UNH's fleet includes two Piper 
Tomahawk planes, two-seater aircraft 
used mainly for private pilot training 
and dual instruction, and a Piper 
Arrow, a four-seater plane with more 
complex equipment. An ATC Flight 
10 simulator is used for on-the- 
ground training. 

Of the five types of Federal Avia- 
tion Agency (FAA) ratings, UNH 
students who complete the flight 
training program successfully can 
qualify for the first three: the private 
pilot's license, the commercial license 
and the commercial hcense with 
instrument rating. 

Robert Rassmussen, technical assistant of flight operations, readies one of the university's 
three aircraft. UNH recently established a Flight Operations Center at Tweed New Haven 
Airport, making it the only university from New Hampshire to Newfersey to provide its own 
flight training. 

Adjunct faculty member Ronald 
Tsolis, B.S.'66, a commercial airline 
pilot for the past 12 years, noted that 
commercial jet pilots are in great 
demand today largely due to more 
and more pilots remaining in the 
military, where they received their 
flight training, rather than entering 
the private sector. Tsolis described 
UNH's aviation program as "a very 
regimented course" due both to the 
requirements of the university and 
FAA regulations. 

All flight instruction is provided by 
UNH personnel who are trained, 
FAA-certified pilots with Certified 
Flight Instructor ratings. The 
university's primary flight instruc- 
tors have a combined total of more 
than 40 years' experience flying com- 
mercial and Air Force jets. Students 
are eased into flight lessons gradu- 
ally. Penn estimates it usually takes 
eight flights or about 12 hours of air 
time with an instructor before a 
student is allowed to fly "solo." 

Students "Kazoo*' to Aid Leukemia 

The football game between UNH and 
Southern Connecticut State Univer- 
sity (SCSU) last October was also the 
site of a charitable event, as the 
"Louie, Louie" Kazoo-Off concluded 
after a week of fundraising. The 
Kazoo-Off was a competition be- 
tween UNH's Delta Chi fraternity, 
aided by the Phi Sigma sorority, and 
the Delta Chi Omega sorority from 
SCSU. The goal — to see which group 
could raise the most money for the 
Leukemia Society of America, Inc. 

The event was coordinated be- 
tween the two campuses by Michelle 
Bogart, program coordinator for the 
Leukemia Society. During the week 
before the October 21st game, the two 
groups manned tables on their 
respective campuses and sold kazoos 
for $1 and T-shirts for $3 apiece. 
They then continued to sell during 
the game, which took place on 
SCSU's campus. At halftime, both 
groups held a kazoo-off on the field. 
The original intention was to see 

which campus group could "kazoo" 
the loudest to the tune of "Louie, 
Louie." However, even the best laid 
plans go awry, and the combination 
of such a large open area and the 
wind kept the sound from carrying 
well enough to be fairly judged. 
(Plans are being made to hold the 
next kazoo-off indoors.) 

Happily, the goal of raising money 
for the Leukemia Society was a 
success. UNH's group won the 
competition, raising $354, while 
Southern's group totaled $227. 
(UNH also won the football game, 
35-14.) The Leukemia Society pre- 
sented the Delta Chi fraternity with a 
plaque, adorned with a photo of the 
brothers who participated in the 
event, kazoos in hand. Said UNH's 
Kathy McC^ueeney, director of 
Student Activities and Development, 
"I was very proud and impressed by 
the work that our group did — the 
effort and spirit they brought to the 
competition was remarkable." 


Visiting Chinese Delegates Explore 
Student Exchange Program 

"Cooperation" and "understanding" 
were words that cropped up often 
during conversations between UNH 
administrators and three visiting 
Chinese delegates from Chongquin 
University in the People's Republic of 
China. The delegates spent three 
days on campus beginning Novem- 
ber 15 to get to know UNH and lay 
the groundwork for a possible 
student or faculty exchange program 
between the two universities. 

The delegates — Wu Zhongfu, 
academic vice president and profes- 
sor of computer science and pro- 
gramming; Xu Zushao, professor of 
metallurgy and materials engineer- 
ing; and Fang Tiantong, deputy 
director of the Foreign Affairs Office 
and associate professor of engineer- 
ing mechanics — had already visited 
six universities, four in the United 
States and two in Canada, before 
coming to UNH, their final stop 
before returning to their homeland. 
During their stay, they met with 
university President PhiUip Kaplan 
and the academic deans, toured the 
campus, and spent half a day with 
the dean and faculty of the School of 
Engineering, during which time they 
had the opportunity to see UNH's 
engineering facilities and observe 
laboratory demonstrations. They 
were guests of honor at a luncheon 
banquet and again at a special 
reception hosted by the university's 
Chinese Student Organization. 

The idea of estabhshing a student 
exchange program first took root 
when Andre Salsedo, a UNH Coop- 
erative Education coordinator who 
spent the past year teaching at a 
university in China, had an opportu- 
nity to meet with the president of 
Chongquin University. Chongquin, 
which is largely oriented toward 
engineering, the sciences and man- 
agement, has exchange programs 
vdth six U.S. universities as well as 
with institutions in the Soviet Union, 
France and Japan. 

Professor Tiantong believes that 
both universities have much to offer 
each other. He and his fellow dele- 
gates were very much impressed 
with UNH's relationship with 
industry and, should an exchange 
program become a reahty, "that will 

give us more opportunity to contact 
engineers, technicians and others 
in these fields." Because of these 
contacts, he hopes to be able to set up 
a training program for managers of 
his country. Also, the diversity of 
courses in the humanities and 
business that are available here 
would greatly benefit Chongquin 

Similarly, he beheves Chongquin 
University, which, in addition to 
having strong industry ties through 
internships and practicums for its 
students, also gets involved with 
research and contract work, can 
benefit UNH students through 
contact with Chinese culture and 
business practices. He would also 
like to extend the exchange program 
to professors who might be interested 
in presenting a series of lectures or 
teach a course in a specialized area. 

"I think the most important thing is 
for people to understand each other," 

Delegates from Chongquin University met 
uith Lu\lH students, faculty and adminis- 
trators as part of their three day insit to 
campus in November. 

said Tiantong of the true value of an 
exchange program, "and to do that 
we must offer (them) more and more 
chances to get to know one another." 

Attending UNH is Becoming A Family Affair 

For some members of the fall fresh- 
man class, coming to UNH was a 
homecoming of sorts. The number 
of legacy appHcations has been in- 
creasing as more and more stu- 
dents are following in the footsteps 
of parents or relatives graduated 
from UNH. 

"My father studied engineering 
here, and both my parents felt com- 
fortable about my coming to 
UNH," said freshman Charee 
Carey, who is working toward a 
degree in business administration. 
Carey said she liked the size of the 
campus and the university's solid 
accreditation, one of her dad's main 
concerns in the college selection 
process. Her father, David Carey, 
received a B.S. degree in mechani- 
cal engineering in 1980. 

UNH was the school of choice for 
John Bucherati and Dawn Festa 
also largely because of family 
members. Bucherati, a criminal 
justice major, said he was im- 
pressed with the university's 
program and was very much 
influenced by his father, Frank, a 
special agent with the U.S. Treas- 
ury Department, who received his 
M.S. in criminal justice in 1976 at 

UNH. "I could see right from the 
start he had law enforcement in 
mind," said the senior Bucherati, 
who encouraged his son to apply 
to UNH early. 

English major Dawn Festa liked 
the comradery with fellow stu- 
dents that her cousin Joseph 
Mastriano enjoyed at UNH. "I saw 
how well he got along with his 
friends from UNH," she said. 
Mastriano, who received his 
degree in mechanical engineering 
in 1989 and is currently an engi- 
neer with Radiall Inc. in Stratford, 
beheves his cousin made the right 

Several freshmen and their 
parents noted that they enjoyed 
sharing tidbits about classes, 
faculty and college hfe. Peter 
Luedee, a packaging engineer with 
Norden Industries who earned a 
B.S. in finance in 1978, said he's 
looking forward to helping his son 
Greg, a marketing major, when 
Greg begins studying economics 
and finance, two of the alumnus' 
favorite subjects. As for his son's 
decision to attend the university, 
he said, "As long as he is happy, 
we're happy." 




This inprmation xvas wntten by the staff of the Public Relations Dqxirtjnent. 

Provost's Office 

Caroline Dinegar, associate provost, 
was the featured speaker at a confer- 
ence on global perspectives sponsored 
by the Society of Travel and Tourism 
Educators and held in Salt Lake City 
in October. Dinegar discussed terror- 
ism in a global context and presented 
her thesis about terrorism as a crime 
against humanity. 

School of Arts 
& Sciences 

Erik Rosenthal, professor of mathe- 
matics, presented "An Automated 
Deduction System Employing Path 
Dissolution" to members of the 
university community on September 
27. The lecture was based on research 
he completed during a summer 
faculty fellowship. 

Benjamin Weybrew, associate 
professor of psychology, recently 
published a chapter entitled "Three 
Decades of Nuclear Submarine 
Research: Implications for Space and 
Antarctic Research" in The Human 

Experience in the Antarctic: Applications 
for Life in Space, edited by Harrisson, 
Clearwater and McKay. 

Ramesh Sharma, assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics, published a 
paper entitled "Second Order Parallel 
Tensor in Real and Complex Space 
Forms" in the December issue of the 
International journal of Mathematics 
and Mathematical Sciences. 

Several professors have presented 
papers as part of the Arts & Sciences 
Forum held on campus each month. 
The participants and their topics 
were: Douglas Robillard, professor 
of English — "Hemingway's Non- 
Fiction Prose;" Robert Dugan, 
professor of psychology — "Addic- 
tion: Choice or Fate;" and Joel 
Marks, professor of philosophy — 
"The Short but Jolly Life of Gerard 

Thurmon Whitley, professor of 
mathematics, had two papers pub- 
lished recently. They are: "The 
Lifeguard Problem," which appeared 
in the UMAP Journal, and "A Ques- 
tion of Averages" which appeared in 

A WARD NIGHT— The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration recently 
presented George P. Washko with the 1989 Distinguished Hospitality Executive Award at a 
reception held in the Epicurean Dining Room on December 5. Washko. a consultant to the 
hospitality industry who was formerly vice president of the Marriott Corporation Hotel 
Division from 1971 until his retirement in 1987, visited three HRTA classes during his one- 
day visit to campus. 

the spring 1989 edition of the 
Connecticut Mathematics Journal. 

The David Humphreys Honors 
Program, inaugurated this fall, will 
offer two courses in the spring 
semester. Algebraic Structures will 
introduce students to some of the 
tools, techniques and applications of 
modern mathematics. It will explore 
the history of mathematics and the 
mathematical approach to problem 
solving. An Honors English Seminar 
will involve reading, analyzing and 
interpreting literature in three genres: 
fiction, poetry and drama. Classroom 
studies, oral presentations by stu- 
dents, and trips to theatres and 
museums will be part of the course- 
work. Allen Sack, professor of 
sociology, is the director of the 
honors program. 

School of Business 

David A. Maxwell, professor of 
public management, recently ad- 
dressed a gathering of the Southern 
Connecticut Building Owners and 
Managers Association in Stamford. 
He discussed the duty of landowners 
and managers to safeguard patrons 
and invitees from third party 
criminal attacks. 

School of Engineering 

Ismail 1. Orabi, assistant professor 
of mechanical engineering, presented 
a paper at the 26th Annual Technical 
Meeting of the Society of Engineering 
Sciences at the University of Michi- 
gan in September. The paper was 
entitled, "Response of Structures to 
Horizontal- Vertical Earthquake 

Badri Saleeby, associate dean of 
the School of Engineering, South- 
eastern Connecticut, presented a 
paper entitled "Articulating Technol- 
ogy and Engineering Programs" at 
the St. Lawrence Section Meeting of 
the American Society of Engineering 
Education held at the State Univer- 
sity of New York at Binghamton in 

The Graduate School 

William Gere, dean of the Graduate 
School, presented a paper, "Interna- 
tional Graduate Students in Engi- 
neering, Some Concerns" at a session 
on graduate studies for the American 
Society for Engineering Education, 
New England Section Fall Confer- 
ence, held at the University of 
Vermont in October. David J. Wall, 


chairman, civil and environmental 
engineering, organized and chaired 
the session. 

School of Hotel, 
Restaurant & Tourism 

Elisabeth van Dyke, associate 
professor of tourism, attended the 
annual meeting of the Society of 
Travel and Tourism Educators, a 
national association with more than 
210 members nationwide, held in 
Utah. Van Dyke is a member of the 
society's board of directors. 

School of Professional 
Studies & Continuing 

Ralf Carriuolo, dean of the School 
of Professional Studies & Continuing 
Education, presented a paper and 
participated in an open forum on the 
role of adjunct faculty, compensation 
and benefits in continuing education, 
at the annual meeting of the North- 
eastern region's National University 
Continuing Education Association in 
October. Carriuolo also served as a 
member of the conference committee 
that reported the largest number of 
attendees at any regional conference 
to date. 

Audrey Clapham was appointed 
associate director of the university's 
Southeastern Connecticut Branch, 
effective October 16. Clapham holds a 
Ph.D. in philosophy and adult 
education from Union Graduate 
School, an M.A. from Boston Univer- 
sity, an M.A.T. from Harvard Univer- 
sity and a B.A. from Bates College. 
She brings a wealth of experience to 
her new position, having previously 
been on the faculty at Boston Univer- 
sity and Miami University of Ohio 
and having served as an administra- 
tor at Earlham College in Indiana, 
Denison University in Ohio, and 
Connecticut College. 

Stephen M. Rocketto, an adjunct 
instructor of philosophy at the 
university's Southeastern Connecti- 
cut Branch and a science instructor at 
Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional 
Vocational Technical School, was 
chosen as the 1989 Christa McAuliffe 
Fellow for Connecticut, after being 
runner-up last year. The program 
honors the memory of the teacher/ 
astronaut who died in the 1986 
Challenger explosion by providing 
grants to teachers for innovative 

Programming Firsts for Radio Station 

If you haven't tuned in to WNHU- 
FM lately, you may be in for a 
treat. The station, which offers an 
eclectic mix of urban contempo- 
rary music, reggae, jazz and new 
music, has been expanding its 
programming. WNHU, which 
functions as part of the School of 
Business, recently added a new 
Hispanic program to its early 
morning lineup. "Brega Manan- 
era," which airs Wednesday 
through Friday from 6-8 a.m., fills 
a niche for Spanish broadcasting in 
the New Haven area, said General 
Manager Bruce Avery. 

Hipahto Cuevas, a former 
UNHer who volunteers his time as 
the program's broadcaster, agrees. 
Cuevas, founder and partner of 
Enparcial, a Spanish newspaper in 
Hartford, said the show fills a need 
for local community service infor- 
mation, particularly in the wake of 
the recent closing of a New Haven- 
based Spanish news station, 
WLVH. "Brega Mananera" pro- 

vides hsteners with sports, commu- 
nity information, job listings, and 
news updates about Puerto Rico 
and Connecticut. He notes that the 
job listing portion of the show has 
proved particularly popular with 
both the audience and area firms. 

Meanwhile, WNHU has also 
introduced a new Polish program 
which airs 6-8 a.m. each Monday, 
and recently touched on public 
affairs programming when, in 
conjunction with Channel 28, it 
aired a series of mayoral debates 
and forums prior to the November 
elections. In addition, this fall the 
station began broadcasting the 
Charger football games and plans 
to provide up-to-the-minute 
coverage of a number of basketball 
games and other UNH sports for 
fans who are not able to see them in 

Future plans include developing 
senior citizen programming and 
expanding the community calen- 
dar, said the general manager. 

projects. Rocketto plans to use the 
$15,500 grant to develop a network of 
student weather watchers at Grasso 
and 11 other schools around the state 
and to expand a project started by 
members of Grasso's engineering 
club who produced pictures of cloud 
patterns with a satellite 

Admissions & 
Financial Aid 

Lesa Loritts, associate director of 
undergraduate admissions, served on 
the New England Association of 
Schools visiting committee which 
evaluated East Lyme High School 
from November 5-8. She helped 
review various educational compo- 
nents of the school and assisted in 
the preparation of the final report. 

Loritts also led a group of six 
admissions professionals, from 
Emerson College, Providence Col- 
lege, Fairfield University, Amherst 
College, Babson College and Whea- 
ton College, who offered three early 
awareness sessions for seventh- and 
eighth-grade students who would be 
participating in the 1989-90 Project 
UCAN program at Clemente Middle 
School in New Haven. The sessions, 
sponsored by the New England 

Consortium of Black Admissions 
Counselors, focused on post-secon- 
dary school options, academic 
planning and preparation. 

Marvin K. Peterson 

A reception marking the formation 
of the Friends of the Marvin K. 
Peterson Library drew more than 50 
people to the Dodds Hall gallery the 
evening of November 3. Under the 
direction of University Librarian 
Gretchen Hammerstein and founding 
members Mrs. Roland Bixler, who 
received a master's from UNH and is 
chairman of JBT Industries, and Mrs. 
Robert B. Dodds, who is well knov^Ti 
in the area for her active support of 
library endeavors, the Friends group 
hopes to organize a 20-member 
steering committee and additional 
volunteers. A questionnaire was 
distributed at the meeting to help 
define the group's goals. Present 
plans include expanding the library's 
collections, providing informational 
forums and developing community 
outreach programs. 

Those interested in joining the 
Friends should contact the library at 
(203) 932-7195. 




77ii5 mformation uns prepared and umllen by tlie staff of the alumni and development office. Submit copy la the Alumm Office. 

U.I. Reception Well Received 

"Many alums asked me why we had 
waited so long to do something like 
this." That's how Mary Mormile, B.S. 
'84 , of the United Illuminating (U.I.) 
Community Relations Office, summa- 
rized alumni reaction to the first-ever 
reception for employees of particular 
companies who have graduated from 
the University of New Haven. 

The event, hosted by U.l. President 
Richard Grossi, E.M.B.A.'Sl, was held 
November 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 
New Haven Lawn Club. More than 
40 U.I. employees and 10 UNH staff 
members attended, enjoying deli- 
cious hors d'oeuvres, stimulating 
conversation, and a brief program. 

"1 am very proud to inaugurate this 
corporate-collegiate reunion," Grossi 
said. "It is a real opportunity for the 
UNH graduates at U.I. to recognize 
an important tie and to become 
reacquainted with our alma mater, a 
valued and vital asset to the Greater 
New Haven corporate community." 

In addition to Grossi, the program 

Alumnae reminisced about college life at 
the alumni reception held at the New 
Haven Laivn Club on November 16. Shown 
are Donarine Collins, left, and Sarah Miller 

U.I. President Richard Grossi shares a light- 
hearted moment with Nikki Lindberg, 
director of development, during the firm's 
first-ever reception for UNH alumni. 

featured Dr. Marylou McLaughlin, 
dean of the UNH School of Business, 
who represented President Phillip 
Kaplan, as well as Sr. Patricia 
Rooney, the university's director of 
alumni relations. Dean McLaughlin 
outUned some of the new programs 
and activities associated with the 
School of Business and reminded the 
alumni that "every new accomplish- 
ment at the university enhances your 

Mormile pronounced the event 
"wonderfully successful. We all 
enjoyed the reminiscing." Rooney 
agreed and stated that more such 
receptions for corporate staffers who 
are UNH alumni are being planned 
throughout New Haven County. 

United Illuminating is a public 
utility providing electricity to more 
than 300,000 customers in the New 
Haven /Bridgeport area. Approxi- 
mately 125 alumni of the university, 
including Grossi and Mormile, are 
employed by the company. 

Annual Fund 


Notes Increased 


"Response to this year's Annual 
Fund Phonathon has been heart- 
warming," said Sr. Patricia 
Rooney, director of alumni 
relations. The phonathon, an 
annual fundraising event con- 
ducted by the Office of Develop- 
ment and Alumni Relations, has 
received some $186,031 in pledges 
from more than 3,967 alumni and 
parents (an increase of 10.5 
percent in donors) as part of the 
1989-90 appeal. More than 50 
percent of the pledges have 
already been received by the uni- 
versity. Alumni have been 
particularly supportive: 718 
alumni increased the amount of 
their pledges over previous giving 
levels while 568 alumni contrib- 
uted to the phonathon for the 
first time. 

Funds for this year's annual 
appeal are used to ensure the 
university's continued academic 
excellence as well as in support of 
financial aid, athletic programs 
and library acquisitions. 

The alumni office thanks all 
those who contributed to the 
university's 1989-90 phonathon as 
well as those who worked behind 
the scenes to ensure its success. 
Special thanks to Raymond 
Havican, M.B.A.'78, chairman of 
the 1989-90 Annual Fund, and 
Robert Barrington B.S.'71, 
M.P.A.'77, and Carolyn Bell, 
B.S.'87, phonathon vice chair- 

Phonathon volunteers included: 
Alumni— Barrington, Bell, Joseph 
Cieplak, B.S.'72; Havican, Edward 
Horehlad, B.S.'79, M.B.A.'86; 
Michael Imbro, B.S.'77, M.S.'81; 
George Mordecai, A.S.'55; Robert 
Smith, M.B.A.'89; and Students- 
Michelle Abrahamson, Annemarie 
DeGirolano, Kristina Godfrey, 
Melissa Heilman, Malvine Kessis- 
sian, Giselle Lopez, Tracy Mad- 
den, Luis Martinez, Jeff Rabinow- 
itz and Janice Sidorick. 

They were assisted by several 
faculty and staff volunteers of the 




Alex J. Hadzega recently 
retired as senior grade agent 
for the Internal Revenue 
Service of Waterbury, CT. He 
and his wife, LuAnn, reside in 


Pasquale A. CoFrancesco 

recently retired from his 
position as office manager of 
United Millwork and Supply. 
He Uves in New Haven, CT. 


Jesse J. Hoagland has retired 
from Northrup International in 
Hawthorne, CA, where he was 
employed as a senior financial 
analyst. He and his wife, Elsie, 
reside in Los Angeles. 

Raymond C. Magrath, Jr. has 

retired as sales representative 
for Macalaster Bicknell 
Company. He and his wife. 
Nan, live in Orange, CT. 


Richard E. Davis, former vice 
president of SNET in New 
Haven has retired. He lives in 
Branford, CT. 


Edward S. Kaliszewski 

recently retired as bank 
examiner for the Connecticut 
State Banking Department. He 
and his wife, Mary, reside in 
Hamden, CT. 


Amis (Amie) Jeremics is 

director of operations at 
Federal Laboratories, Inc. in 
Saltsburg, PA, and lives in 
Greensburg, PA. 


Harold F. Anderson has 

retired as vice president of 
engineering with Echlin 
Manufacturing Company of 
Branford, CT. 


Frederick (Fred) Carew is 

employed by Waldenbooks in 
Stamford, CT, as general 
construction superintendent 
and manager of field opera- 

Jerome J. DiGiovanni has been 
named director-marketing and 
sales of industrial controls for 

Fenwal Inc. and has held man- 
agement positions in product 
marketing and planning prior 
to this appointment. He 
resides in Medfield, MA, with 
his wife, Marjorie, and their 


Raymond D. Sanzone was 

recently appointed director of 
Tewksbury Hospital following 
his selection for the position by 
the state Department of Public 
Health. He resides in Hollis- 
ton, MA, with his family. 


Harry G. Doughtie, Jr. is 

systems consultant for Data 
Works Corporation and lives 
in Randolph, NJ, with his wife, 

Robert E. Montambault has 

retired as manager of the tube 
mill at Anaconda Brass. He 
lives in Cheshire, CT. 

Hargreaves V. Tattersall III is 

vice president, secretary and 
general counsel of Moen, Inc. 
of Elyria, OH. He and his wife, 
Cynthia, reside in Westlake, 

Attorney George A. Waldron 
has been nominated as 
Workers Compensation 
Commissioner for the third 
district in Connecticut by 
Governor William A. O'Neill. 
He is active in the Connecticut 
Bar Association, serves as com- 
missioner of the New Haven 
Civil Service Board and is 
active in civic and sports 
organizations in the New 
Haven area. 


Lawrence J. Batza, assistant 
vice president of the Bank of 
Boston Connecticut, will 
assume responsibility for the 
property management 
department which handles 
office services, mail and 
delivery services, branch 
maintenance and service 
crews. He is presently pursu- 
ing an M.A. at UNH. 
Raymond M. Petrucci has 
retired as manager and 
production engineer of the 
Cuno Division of AMF Inc. in 
Meriden, CT. He resides in 


Michael Sikes is currently 
working toward a Ph.D. in arts 
administration at Florida State 
University. He resides in 
Tallahassee, FL. 


John Bunnell is currently 
serving as president of Milford 
Operation Mainstream Inc. 
whose purpose is to organize 
physical competitions and 
social activities for the 
mentally retarded such as the 
Connecticut Special Olympics. 
He lives in Milford with his 
wife, Barbara, and family. 


Joseph Amendola retired from 
the Culinary Institute in Hyde 
Park, NY, and is presently 
residing in Orlando, FL. 
Richard J. Bisaillon of Wood- 
bury, CT, is vice president of 
finance at Grolier, Inc. in 

Nicholas Papillo of 

Wallingford has been named 
director of purchasing for 
Fairfield University. 
Larry G. Schilling of Bethany, 
CT, who has 18 years of expe- 
rience in facilities operations, 
has been appointed executive 
director of the physical plant 
at the University of Connecti- 
cut in Storrs. 


Anthony Dumolo has been 
promoted to regional sales 
manager for Gamarel Associa- 
tions of New Jersey. He and 
his wife, Susan, and their two 
children live in North Haven, 

Chris O'Meara of Milford is 
branch manager for the Bank 
of Boston Connecticut. He is 
co-chairman of the 1989 Oyster 
Festival and a patient care 
volunteer at the Connecticut 
Hospice in Branford. He has 
also worked with the Literacy 
Volunteers of New Haven. 
Dr. Robert W. Rice is an 
assistant professor at Missis- 
sippi State University. He lives 
in Starkville, MS. 
Detective John L. Salvatore 
has been promoted to sergeant 
of the Wethersfield Police 
Department. He and his wife, 
Susan, have two children. Jay 
and Jim. 


Anthony M. Bimonte is 

programs manager of Du 
Font's Safety Services in New 
Jersey. He has written the Take 
Two program, a series of 
safety meeting videotapes. 

Alvin G. Ebert, Ph.D. has 
retired from the Organiza- 
tional Industrial School in 
New London where he was a 
computer instructor. He and 
his vfiie, Inge, live in Water- 
ford, CT. 

Malcolm Skeeter, former 
deputy chief of the Norwalk 
police department, has 
received an award from 
Norwalk Community College. 
An instructor in management, 
he was cited for his role in 
developing the Hotel/ 
Restaurant and Food Service 
Management programs. He 
also coordinates the college's 
criminal justice department. 


Roger G. Sullivan is product 
manager at Gradco Systems in 
Urbin, CA, a manufacturing 
company that provides sorters 
and sheet feeders to the busi- 
ness equipment industry. He 
resides in Laguna Niguel, CA, 
with his wife, Karen. 

Peter F. Warren, a sergeant 
with the Connecticut State 
Police Department, is currently 
serving as resident trooper in 
Southbury, CT. 


Constance DiSpirito of Hunt- 
ington, NY has been named 
director of two Long Island 
campuses of the Berkley 

Anita C. Ellis is presently 
serving as superintendent of 
Blue Hills Hospital, a state 
hospital for substance abuse 
and acute care located in 
Hartford, CT. 

David H. Gulvin has been 
elected president and director 
of Blackstone Valley Electric 
Company in Lincoln, RI. He is 
also vice chairman and 
director of the Blackstone 
Valley Chamber of Commerce, 
and vice president, treasurer 
and director of the Pawtucket 
Family YMCA. 


Commander Charles A. 
Schaefer is with the U.S. Navy 
stationed in Alexandria, VA. 
He and his wife, Jacqueline, 
live in Burke, VA. 
Donna Wylie is property 
supervisor with the City of 
Cape Coral Police Department 
in Florida. 


William G. Cogger, Sr. has 

retired as plant manager of 
JBT Switches, a division of 
Eaton Corporation, based in 
New Haven. He lives in 
Branford, CT. 

Bruce R. Gregory is chief of 
security of the Electric Boat 
Division of General Dynamics 
in Rock City Falls, NY. He 
resides in Gansevoort, NY. 

Gilbert T. Kelly is manager of 
plant engineering for Techni- 
cal Tape Inc., a subsidiary of 
Beiersdorf at the processing 
facility in Middletown, NY. 
Mark H. Lineweber is a patrol 
officer with the Stonington 
Police Department. He lives in 
Canterbury, CT. 

Thomas J. McGowan and his 

wife have announced the 
arrival of twins. Their family 
lives in Oxford, CT. 
David V. Moreno is logistics 
manager of Polymerland, Inc., 
a division of GE Plastics in 
Parkersburg, WV. 

Richard Tavares was recently 
sworn in as sergeant of the 
Bourne Police Department in 
Wareham, MA. He has been 
on the Bourne force for 12 


Robert L. Cleveland, Jr. 

recently retired as president of 
Raytek. He and his wife, 
Bernice, live in Stratford, CT. 

James Malerba has been 
named editorial director of the 
Better Health Press, Institute 
for Better Health, and is 
responsible for producing 
Saint Raphael's Better Health 
Magazine, the largest health 
care publication in Connecti- 
cut. He lives with his family in 
North Haven, CT. 

Richard E. Pfeiffer is 

president of Loss Control 
Services Inc. He resides in 
Cheshire, CT, with his wife, 

Maria Lull Ryan is a manufac- 
turing representative for 
NESCOC in Meriden. She and 
her husband, Edward, reside 
in Middlebury, CT. 


Boris S. Avdevich, former 
state lottery investigator in 
Connecticut, has written a 
book titled The Inside Scoop On 
The Lottery. 

Police Lieutenant Joseph 
Bibisi was appointed deputy 
chief of the Police Department 
in Middletown, CT. He and his 
wife, Marylou, have four 

Selim G. Noujaim is manager 
of operations support at IGC/ 
Advance Superconductors Inc. 
in Waterbury, CT. He has been 
elected vice president in 
charge of the New England 
states (Region 1 ) for the 
American Production and 
Inventory Control Society. 


Roger W. Boyd, Sr., former 
president of Boyd Financial 
Associates, has announced his 
retirement. He lives in Orange, 

Lieutenant Reuben Bradford 

has been named commander 
of Troop G of Fairfield 
County's State Police which 
covers 1-95, the Merritt 
Parkway and Routes 7 and 25 
throughout Fairfield County. 
Charles A. Donnell, Jr. has 
retired from Primerica, Inc. He 
was employed as vice presi- 
dent of human resources. 
Joseph R. Laveneziana was 
appointed director of safety 
and security for St. Vincent's 
Medical Center in Bridgeport. 
He will be responsible for the 
administration and manage- 
ment of the hospital's safety 
and security programs. He 
resides in Bridgeport, CT, with 
his wife, Susan, and two 


Charlene M. German is 

employed by the Perkin-Elmer 
Corporation as a software 
engineer. She resides in 
Seymour, CT. 

Mary King O'Meara was 

named director of advertising 
for Sargent Manufacturing 
Company in New Haven, CT. 

Dennis T. Terwilliger was 

elected chairman of the board 
and chief executive officer of 
Briarwood College, Inc. in 
New Britain, CT. He is a 
certified public accountant 
currently associated with 
Condere Corporation in 

Joseph J. Woszczyna is em- 
ployed as lead program 
planner at the Knolls Atomic 
Power Laboratory in Windsor, 
CT. He and his wife, 
Miroslawa Teresa, live in New 


Daniel Bernstein is an 
instructor in hotel manage- 
ment at the University of 
Southern Mississippi. 

Pastor Michael DeRosa is the 
leader of a new church, the 
Shrewsbury Community 
Church in Maryland, estab- 
lished by the Evangelical Free 
Church of America. He is also 
the recipient of the 1989 Jerry 
Falwell Church Growth 

Robert L. Herring opened an 
office for the general practice 
of law. A lifelong resident of 
Bethel, ME, he and his wife, 
Stephanie, have one son, 
Robbie Jr. 

E. Jeffrey Hutchinson was 

promoted to manager of 
material systems and services 
at Textron Lycoming in 
Stratford, CT . 


Robert F. Kimball recently 
accepted a position of territo- 
rial manager with the State 
Chemical Manufacturing 
Company in Cleveland, OH. 
He lives in Bantam, CT, with 
his wife, Sheryl. 

William Loesche assumed the 
position of resident deputy for 
the Arizona State Fire Marshal 
in Prescott, AZ. 

Philip Loscoe and his wife 
welcomed a baby girl, Court- 
ney Michelle, born September 
13, 1989. They reside in 
Cranston, RI. 

Mark Palladino was hired for 
the newly-created position of 
assistant finance director for 
the town of Cheshire, CT. 

Thomas Scarpati, Sikorsky 
Aircraft's vice president of 
composite-products, has been 
named president and CEO of 
a new joint venture company 
between Dow Chemical Co. 
and United Technologies, 
effective December 8, 1989. 


Susan Charest was appointed 
district administrator for Bull 
HN Worldwide Information 

Fat Soldra Gaudreau was 

appointed assistant treasurer 
for the administration of 
financial analysis and credit 
investigation function in the 
New Haven and Hartford 
regions of Union Trust. She 
resides in Shelton with her 
husband, Arthur. 
Joan Houseman has joined 
United Community Services 
Inc. as coordinator of the 
employee assistance program. 
Carl E. Kutelis has joined the 
Parrel Corporation as manager 
of the metal-forming engineer- 
ing department. He resides in 
Bristol with his wife, Jill, and 
son, Chris. 

Spencer Quintin, Sr. was 
elected executive vice presi- 
dent and secretary of Essex 
Savings Bank. He has been 
with the bank since 1976. 
Philip Sherman is vice 
president of Foehl Sherman 
Inc. in Burlington, MA. 
Lance Stronk, an avionics 
engineer for Sikorsky Aircraft, 
is pursuing a graduate degree 
at Yale University. He and 
his wife, Karen, reside in 


Bruce and Debbie (Olson) 
Berger welcomed a son, 
Andrew Eric, born on Septem- 
ber 13, 1989. Berger has been 
promoted to assistant man- 
ager of Equifax Services, Inc. 
in their Cincinnati, OH, office. 

Marcia Hug is with Northeast 
Utilities as a staff accountant. 
She resides in Rocky Hill, CT, 
with husband, Jeffrey. 

Debbie Lenkiewicz received 
her certified public accountant 
certification. She is a staff 
accountant with Southern 
New England Telephone. 


Michael Turner was elected 
president of the Connecticut 
Society of Professional Engi- 
neers. Engineering manager of 
DeCarlo & Doll, Inc., a consult- 
ing engineering firm. Turner 
resides in Chester, CT. 


Al Benavides has been 
promoted to controller of 
Greyhound Corp. subsidiary 
in Florida. 

David Berey of Middletown, 
has been promoted to vice 
president of corporate banking 
at Bank of Boston Connecticut. 

Paul Celotto was recently 
appointed director of market- 
ing for One Century Tower of 
New Haven. He resides in 
Northford, CT. 

Jack McElf ish has been 
selected as facilitator for the 
International Association of 
Fire Chiefs (lAFC) Constitu- 
tional Committees and 
program presenter at the lAFC 
conference in Florida. 

Thomas Rice has been 
appointed director de suminis- 
tro of the GTE company, 
Codetel, in the Dominican 


William Jeffress, former UNH 
basketball star, has been 
selected as a minority fellow 
sponsored by the State board 
of trustees of Regional 
Community Colleges. He is 
currently working at Quine- 
baug Valley Community 
College where he will be 
teaching in the human 
resource management pro- 
gram this spring. 

Christopher Pfahl of North- 
land Design Associates of 
Georgetown, was named 
Contractor of the Year by the 
International Remodelers 
Association. He has been in 
the contracting business for 
nine years. 


Catherine Cosgrove was 

appointed controller of Grolier 
Electronic Publishing, Inc. She 
will be responsible for the 
accounting and financial 
functions of her division. 

Caroljnn Mitchell has joined 
the Bennington Vermont 
County Regional Commission 
as staff planner. She will 
address solid waste and 
environmental problems. 
Bruce Novatko has been 
appointed administrative 
laboratory manager at 
Waterbury Hospital. 
Ellen Riley Schneider of 
Trumbull, CT, was appointed 
executive director of the Sil- 
vermine Guild Arts Center. A 
member of the Trumbull Arts 
Commission for nine years, 
she has been responsible for 
many innovative programs in 
the arts. 



Janet Specht to Gary Dorsey 


Terrence M. Moore to 

Anne M. Mulville 


Thomas F. Gudsnuk to 

Frances M. Colla 


Raymond J. LeBlanc to 

Barbara E. Gorra 
Peter L. Mucciarone to 

Monica M. CoUette 


Yvonne Liberto to 

James W. Olson 


Barbara J. Borger to 

Dr. Richard P. Salzano, Jr. 
Alan Ehrentren to Debbie Erie 
Kevin S. Nelson to 
Deborah Strich 


Raymond Demers to 

Catherine Mierzejewski 
Brian C. Denham to 
Theresa H. Yates 
Michael W. Lurie to 

Debra Lynn Turner 


Michele DePilippo to 

Kevin Emery 
Timothy Maloney to 
Penny-Marie Bookstaver 
Jeffrey P. Smith to 
Randy Lynn McGuire 


Jan Bendtsen, Jr. to 
Kimberly Ouellette 
Kathryn H. Bridges to 
Dan A. Gray 
Paul A. Burke to 
Theresa Capalbo 
Carlos M. Duran to 
Carolyn M. Grant 
Lorrie Ann Femandes to 
Roger Allen Esnard 
Donna Gianacopolos to 
Cornelius Brown, Jr. 
Elizabeth J. Kelly to 
William H. Verneris 
Lori Marie G'Leary to 
Thomas Jay Panasuk 
Rosemary Zebrowski to 
Dr. Henry Crabbe 


David A. Babarik to 

Maria J. Guerrera 

Todd M. Collins to 

Linda R. Pomerleau 

James J. Marsh to 

Sherry Lee Dodson 

David McHale to Sharon Yesu 

Kevin Paul Scott to 

Helen Clark Traver 

Peter W. Trantalis, Jr. to 

Rae-Jean Sylvestre 


Margaret Beeman to 

Jeffrey M. Smith 
James F. Buckley to 
Jill K. Ambler 
Krista Goodkin to 
Patrick Allen, MS'88 
Maureen Gorry to 
Thomas Holmes 
John LaViola to 
Maria Rose lovino 
Marino Limauro to 
April Pocevic 
Lori Ann Mangiamele to 
Benjamin Barlow Bissell 
Diane Elizabeth Peters to 
Mitchell Brian Weston 
Karen Teresa Vecchito to 
Robert J. Barry 


Stephen Bernard to 

Natalie Casper 
Timothy J. Brozovic to 
Theresa Tokos 
Nancy Dayton Bums to 
Christian N. Kafoglis 
Jerry J. Docchio to 
Michele DiSantis 

JoAnn Madigosky to 

Michael Briggs, Jr. 

Ellen Mains to 

R. Antoine Debs, BS'85 

Dennis G. McCulley to 

Beverly J. Raby 

Paul Peter Pavia III to 

Kelly Ann Chambers 

Christopher Michael Regan to 

Susan Lois Conrad 

Marina Serrano to 

Stephen M. Wood 


Karen KuUe Allik to 

James Edward Welch, Jr. 
Allyson Hagen to 
Stephen Rittenhouse 
Patricia Hallahan to 
Adelbert Cade, Jr. 
Robert Scott Raber to 
Kelly Taylor 



Edward F. Kratz 


Allan R. Lowell 


Edward R. Wolynec 

John J. Park 


Thomas N. Stamo 


Raymond A. Currier, Jr. 


Raymond T. Buckley 
Walter H. Reisner, Jr. 


Philip R. Bergstrom 


William C. Marcy 


Erik J. DiCicco 

James Patrick McNamara 


William M. Perkins 


Donald V. Verbyla 


David L. Henry 

Richard F. McGuire 


Edward M. Dombrowski 




This mforrmtion uws prepared and written by the Sports Information staff of the Athletics Department. 

Will Championship Dream Come True? 

A dreamer is often looked upon as 
someone who does not have the 
talent or ability to compete at the 
"next level." But Head Coach Stu 
Grove does not agree with that 
philosophy. He believes that only by 
"dreaming the dream" will the 1989- 
90 Chargers achieve their goal of a 
conference championship and an 
NCAA bid. 

"We are a very young team this 
year," said Grove. "The only way 
this team will be successful is if they 
can look past normal expectations 
and reach for a higher goal. They 
may not believe it now, but they will 
by the end of the season." 

Charger fans did not have to wait 
that long. New Haven is off to its 
best start in 24 years, sporting a 
perfect 7-0 record in 1989. The best 
beginning came in 1965 when the 
Blue and Gold won its first 16 games 
en route to a 26-2 record. 

The team has already scored 
impressive wins over Philadelphia 
Textile, a 1989 NCAA Tournament 
team participant, (95-91) as well as 
victories over St. Anselm's (99-75) 
and (^uinnipiac College (102-93). 

Two of last year's top scorers are 
back in the persons of Gary Battle 
and Brian Smith. Smith is the top 
scorer this year, netting 143 points 
(20.3 ppg) while Battle has netted 15.4 
points per contest. Through his first 
seven games. Battle needs only 62 
more points to surpass the 1,000 point 

Smith placed third last year in 
scoring with 581 points (18.7 ppg), 
connecting on a team-best 82 percent 
from the free throw line. In fact, he 
was ranked among the nation's 
leaders several times last season. 

Guard Jeff Daiker will also give 
New Haven another outside scoring 
threat, hitting 44 percent from a 
three-point range a year ago. 

After missing the first half of last 

season with an ankle injury, Mike 
Rakowski assumed a starting role. 
This season, Rakowski has grabbed a 
team-high 62 rebounds (8.9 rpg), 
averaging eight points per game. 
Erik Torkelson, a 6'9" junior, will also 
be a force under the basket, as will 
Robert Sheard, adding support to the 
middle of the New Haven lineup. 
Sheard was added to the lineup in 
defensive situations last year and has 
the same role this season. 

With a year of experience tucked 
away, sophomores Joel Miller and 
Kelvin Pittman are ready to contrib- 
ute this year. Miller was a part-time 
starter last season but has become 
one of New Haven's "super subs" 
this season. The forward has aver- 
aged 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per 
contest through the first seven games. 
Pittman had a pre-season injury but 
has returned to the lineup. 

While few freshmen have an 
immediate impact on a team, New 
Haven's Class of '93 has the talent to 
step right into the Hneup. Jason 
Williams and Mike Grove are among 
the Charger starters. Williams, a 
Street and Smith High School Ail- 
American, has already been an 
anchor for the offense, netting 15.4 

Freshman Jason Williams, a Charger starter, 
tests his mettle against a Springfield College 

points per game and grabbing 8.4 
rebounds. Grove ranks second on the 
team in scoring with a 16.0 scoring 
average and has a team-high 30 
assists. Kobie Fowler is usually the 
first off the bench and has responded 
with a 6.3 scoring and 5.0 rebounding 

With all this talent and youth. 
Charger fans have good reason to be 
excited not only about this year's 
start but also about the future. 

Hall of Fame Dinner Announced 

The 1990 University of New Haven 
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will 
take place on April 28 on the UNH 
campus. At the annual dinner, 
former athletes are honored for 
their athletic achievement while 
playing for the university. Last 
year's inductees were Miles 
McPherson, a football player in the 
early '80s and Pat Murphy and 
Dave Caiazzo, both baseball 

players. Thirty-five athletes 
have been honored since the 
Hall was instituted in 1982. 

Alumni, family and friends 
of UNH are welcome to attend 
the festivities. For further 
information about the dinner, 
contact the athletic department 
at (203) 932-7016. Reservations 
are encouraged. 


Women's Basketball Off to A Good Start 

If the beginning of the 1989-90 season 
is any indication. Lady Chargers can 
look forward to good things. The 
Blue and Gold won the first three 
games of the year as they faced off 
against Springfield, Queens and 
Bryant Colleges. By early December, 
they owned a 4-3 record, with five of 
the seven games decided by less than 
five points. 

Under the leadership of new Head 
Coach Richard Jones, the team is 
made up of two returning players 
and eight newcomers. Forwards Kim 
Sperry and Michelle LaFlamme were 
both part-time starters last season. 
Sperry, the 1989 New England 
Collegiate Conference (NECC) 
Rookie of the Year, possesses an 
accurate outside shot, can make the 
three-pointer and has outstanding 
moves to the hoop. The guard is 
averaging 11.0 points and a team- 
high four assists per game. 

LaFlamme played in 28 games, and 
will play a bigger role in 1989. Her 

aggressive style helps the Chargers in 
close games. The forward is one of 
the team's best rebounders, grabbing 
five rebounds per game through the 
first seven contests. 

Although Sperry and LaFlamme 
are the only Unk to last year's cham- 
pionship team — the Chargers won 
the NECC title and advanced to the 
National Quarterfinals — the class of 
1993 may have the talent to challenge 
for the title for the fifth consecutive 

At the center position, the Chargers 
have two six footers, Liz Brandt and 
Arrette Harvey. Brandt, a junior 
college transfer, played one year at 
Indiana University and has averaged 
13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in the 
first seven games. Harvey, who 
attended Maine Central Institute, has 
started two games, grabbing five 
rebounds per game. 

Freshmen guards Debbie Moore 
and Colleen Healy, both All-Con- 
necticut picks in high school, have 

become the most threatening Charg- 
ers. Moore, a 5'8" shooting guard, 
was twice named NECC Rookie of the 
Week, averaging a team-high 14.1 
points and 11.3 rebounds per contest. 
She has grabbed 10 or more caroms in 
five games so far this year. Healy's 
strong point is her three-point shot, 
netting a team-high eight in seven 
games. The point guard tosses in 11.6 
points every 40 minutes, and her 24 
assists are a team-high. 

Freshmen Jennifer Wyshck and 
Cathy Garafalo have played impor- 
tant roles off the bench. Wyslick 
gives New Haven a force under the 
boards, grabbing 3.2 rebounds in 14 
minutes of work per game. Garafalo, 
although hampered with a knee 
problem, provides the Chargers with 
accurate shooting and passing. 

Nichole Wicks, Tonya Rudd and 
Angela Grice will also be key players. 
The three played volleyball in the fall 
and just became available to the 
basketball team. 

Track Team 

After a successful 1988-89 season, the 
indoor track team is ready for an- 
other great year. Captain Keith 
Davis, a senior, returns as one of the 
best long jumpers in the East. He 
qualified for the NCAA champion- 
ships last winter with a 24'2" jump; 
was named to the All-Connecticut, 
All-Eastern and All-Collegiate Track 
Conference teams; earned All-New 
England and AU-ECAC honors, and 
placed fourth in the Intercollegiate 
Association of Amateur Athletics of 
America (IC4A) championships. He 
was also a member of the All-ECAC 
800-meter and 1600-meter relay 

Teammate J.D. Sweeney, a junior, 
competes in the long and triple 
jumps. He earned fourth place at last 
year's Empire State games with a 
24'2" long jump, and qualified for 
IC4A, Eastern and New England 

Then there's Dan Schwab — a semi- 
finaUst in the 55-meter hurdles at the 
New England championships, he also 
qualified for the 400 intermediate and 
the 110 high hurdles at the meet. 

Finally, Mark Rivers, captain of the 
cross country team, will anchor the 
distance events. The senior, who 
usually runs his leg of the relay in 49 
seconds, was named to the All-ECAC 
and All-Eastern squads in addition to 
qualifying for the IC4A champion- 
ships with the relay teams. 

Lisa Reza, right, and teammate show their 
winning style during a NECC volleyball 
championship match between UNH and 
the University of Lowell held during 
Parents Weekend. 

Volleyball Wrap-Up 

For the sixth time in the last seven 
years, the UNH volleyball team 
earned a berth in the NCAA tourna- 
ment. The bid took them to Ferris 
State University in Big Rapids, MI, 
for a first-round match. Unfortu- 
nately, the trip ended abruptly as 
Atlantic Region Champion Gannon 
University beat the Chargers in four 
games, 11-15, 15-2, 15-5 and 15-3. 

Despite the early exit. New Haven 
had a year to remember. The Charg- 
ers captured their eighth consecutive 
New England Collegiate Conference 
title, running their record to a perfect 
69-0 against NECC opponents. Lisa 
Reza was the Conference Most 
Valuable Player as well as a member 
of the All-NECC first team. Joining 
her on the first team were Quyen Vu, 
Noel Ostrander and Arlene Marshall 
while Robin Salters and Vincia St. 
Jean were second teamers. 

For the second straight year, Reza 
was also placed on the American 
Volleyball Coaches Association All- 
Northeast Region team. Reza led the 
Chargers in almost every statistical 
category, including kills (476), assists 
(655), service aces (105), digs (365) 
and hitting percentage. 

New Haven finished the season 
with a 33-11 record. 

Drew Named Distinguished UNH Alumnus 

Edward J. Drew. Sr., the recently 
retired manager of the Quinnipiack 
Club in New Haven, has been 
named the UNH Distinguished 
Alumnus for 1990. Drew, who 
received his B.S. degree in hotel and 
restaurant management in 1982, will 
be the guest of honor at the Seventh 
Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball, to 
be held at the Yale Commons on 
Saturday, April 7. 

Drew, a member of the univer- 
sity's board of governors, is chair- 
man of the board of the Connecticut 
Motor Club, a board member of 
Founders Bank in New Haven and 
the YMCA, and has a long-standing 
association with the Boy Scouts of 

Named the most distinguished 
alumnus of the university's School 
of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 
Administration in 1985, Drew 

achieved national recognition when 
he was named "Club Manager of 
the Year" in 1988 by the Club 
Managers Association of America 
in Bethesda, MD. 

The Scholarship Ball is held each 
spring to benefit the UNH Alumni 
Association Scholarship Fund. This 
endowed fund was established in 
1984 by members of the UNH 
Alumni Association council and 
board of directors. Partial scholar- 
ships, drawn from the interest 
earned by the fund and based on 
academic merit, are granted to day 
and evening undergraduates and 
to graduate students. 

As in the past, this years ball 
will include cocktails, dinner and 
dancing, as well as the presentation 
of the Distinguished Alumnus 
Award. All alumni, friends of the 
university, and members of the 

Edward j. Drew, Sr. 

community are cordially invited. 
Tickets and further information 
may be obtained by calling the 
university's Alumni Office at 
(203) 932-7270. 


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